Our Teachers in San Mateo

Qualified and dedicated educators

Our highly qualified teachers have a strong commitment to ongoing learning and professional development.
Each teacher is screened and must meet, at minimum, the requirements set forth by the Community Care Licensing Division of San Mateo County and Alameda County.

 

fieon-1-875889-editedMs. Fieon

Business Manager

Bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development

My name is Fieon Yu and I graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor's degree in Child and Adolescent Development, majoring in Early Childhood Education and minoring in Special Education. I am well rounded with my experience as I have been a volunteer/aide and a teacher before moving on to becoming a lead teacher, managing my own classroom, and then an assistant director for a small mixed-aged preschool center. I am happy to now be a part of Kids Konnect as the site supervisor!

As an early childhood educator and a leader, I believe children learn through play and they should always be able to safely explore their surroundings. I help guide children, when needed, but I also like for them to have the confidence to problem solve. I enjoy being able to be a dependable figure in their life that makes school a fun place to be and also to help them create a positive self concept. Hands-on activities that truly engage the children and immerse them in their learning are my favorite!

In my free time, I enjoy going to the gym to progress my weight training and trying new yummy restaurants. I am huge on fitness and eating good food!

Vanessa-372700-editedMs. Vanessa

School Director

AA in Early Childhood Development (in progress)

Hello! My name is Vanessa. During my first semester in college, I decided to take an Early Childhood Development class as an elective towards my Biology major. Soon after being exposed to the incredible learning journey children have from birth, I was intrigued to learn more. The teacher suggested I apply to work with kids but I was nervous because I had only worked as a babysitter prior to that. After experiencing how fun and exciting working with children can be, I decided to change my major to study Early Childhood Development. 

I am currently a student at Chabot College in Hayward working to obtain my AA in Early Childhood Development. I also plan to continue my professional development an obtain my Masters in Childhood Development. 

As a teacher, my goal is to create an environment where children learn and grow to reach their fullest potential. Each moment is an incredible opportunity for a child's learning. Early childhood education is the base and foundation for these children in their school pathway. It is my goal to provide a strong foundation and help children learn how wonderful the world can be so they are ready to tackle any obstacle in their way. I strive to continue my professional skills to give the best to the children in my class.

Ms StephanieMs. Stephanie

Preschool Teacher

My name is Stephanie Rubio and I speak English and Spanish. I have an Associate in Science Degree in Early Childhood Education which I got it from Canada College in May 2016. Also, I have my teacher permit credential and my CPR and First Aid certificates. I chose this career path after I worked as a babysitter for 3 years and also because I love spending time with children, especially now that I'm a mom I think I can learn a lot from them. As a teacher I hope to be able to contribute new and positive things for the children that they can use in the future. My goal is to continue preparing myself more at an educational level so that I can be better every day in my work and in my daily life.

In my spare time, I like to go to the movies, cook and play with my daughter, and enjoy every moment of my life.

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 Ms. Frances

Teaching Assistant

BA Early Childhood Development (in progress)

Hello everyone! My name is Frances Chen and I speak English and Mandarin. I’m currently studying Early Childhood Development at City College in San Francisco before I plan to continue my professional development and obtain an BA in Childhood Development. I love being able to apply the theory of teaching to the classroom so being a teaching assistant is perfect for me! I’ve already got two years of childcare experience including time spent at a private preschool and I’ve found the passing on my knowledge, making them happy, and seeing them develop is extremely rewarding. I care about every child and treat them as my little sister and brother.

Screen Shot 2019-01-29 at 10.45.20-1Ms. Magdalena

Pre-K Teacher 

Hello, my name is Magdalena Cerna better known as Maggie, I' am 24 years old and I love working with children. I currently live in Hayward Ca, with my Brother and sister in law. I have been working as a child care provider for 5 years, my first job was in the child development preschool in Chabot college as a teacher assistant and from there I have worked my way up. I'm currently enrolled in Chabot college taking my Admin classes working on my directors Permit. My plans are to transfer to Cal State East Bay to mayor in human development. Besides working and being a full time student, I like to travel, read and go to the gym during my free time, I also enjoy visiting my parents in Southern California a good get away is always nice. I'm looking forward my new experience and opportunity working with Kids Konnect children and parents as well.        

 

YamilMs. Yamileht

Pre-K Teacher 

BSc Consumer and Family Sciences

Hello, families! My name is Yamileht, but you can also call me Yami. I’m happy to be part of the Kids-Konnect team and to be working with your wonderful kids. I graduated from San Francisco State University with a bachelor's degree in Consumer and Family Sciences with an emphasis in Child and Family Studies.

I have been working as a preschool teacher for two years now and have enjoyed every single moment. The most beautiful moments are when I witness a child discovering something new about themselves and the world, watching the bewilderment in their eyes as they learn, and the oh-so-contagious belly laughs. I really look forward to meeting you!

MarkeshaMs. Markesha

Pre-K Teacher's Assistant

AS degree in Early Childhood Education

Markesha comes to us with a lot of experience in the human services industry. She has case managed for adults with intellectual disabilities and has worked with children with special needs. In January of 2019, Markesha decided to pursue a lifelong dream, to become a teacher. She is very excited about the journey ahead!

Markesha is working on completing an English Literature degree from San Francisco State University. Markesha will have an AS degree in Early Childhood Education, May 2019. Markesha is also planning to obtain a literacy certificate to better assist kids with learning deficits.

On her free time, Markesha enjoys arts and craft activities, knitting, reading, traveling, epicurean adventures and time with her family.

 

Screen Shot 2019-01-29 at 10.43.07-1-1Ms. Jasmine

Floater Teacher 

Hello Kids Konnect families! My name is Jasmine Eubanks and I have always been passionate about helping others. After finishing high school, I went straight into a 4-year university. I completed my BA in psychology with a minor in sociology because I enjoyed learning about people and how we react whether social or mentally to the world around us. Toward the end of my career at the University of California Merced I took a few classes about growth pertaining to all different kinds of children. After finishing school, I went directly into assisting as a Preschool/ Daycare Instructor. I enjoyed my time which later led me into working as an Instructor, with Special Need students. I was able to teach things like social skills and everyday living skills which come so natural to most.

As a teenager I was a leader and always held good grades. Because of these grades I was given the opportunity to travel to Ghana, Africa and give back to their communities. There I learned the importance or working with a team and how important it is to share what you know. Working with young people not only allows be to share what I know but also continue to learn.

Outside or work I take what I learn working in Education and apply it to my everyday life. I have not started my own journey of mother hood just yet but I have been blessed to have such a big family with a lot of cousin who I spend a lot of time with. I’ve been known to be the big cousin who take my family out to have all the fun but also the cousin to show them right from wrong. I enjoy interactive activities, things that keep you physical but also moments to just relax.

I am grateful to become a member of the Kids Konnect team and hope that my journey continues to move forward as I help the students and as they teach me.

 

Maddy-669537-editedMs. Maddy

Substitute Teacher 

BSc Sociology with a minor in Adolescence and Community Education (in progress)
Hey! My name is Maddy Beach and I work summer and winter breaks at Kids Konnect. I have always had a passion to work with kids, growing up my grandmother had a daycare and I loved helping out with the little ones. All through high school I babysat and was a part time nanny for multiple families. I am the middle of five kids and love being around family. Child development is something I am very passionate about, the first couple years of a child's life is where they develop the most, they learn life skills like how to play with others, follow directions and socialize with peers.

     I am currently a student at The University of Arizona, I am getting my major in sociology and minoring in adolescence and community education. I am interested in working with children because they are our next generation and are so much fun. Being able to work with young kids this early in my career is really a dream come true. My goal as a preschool teacher is to give each child a fun, safe and loving environment where they can learn and grow. 

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